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Pieces Of A Lie by Rowena Holloway – Review by Michelle Austin

Pieces of a LiePieces of a Lie by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pieces of a Lie was a great 4 star suspenseful read.

I was pulled in right from the beginning. Mina starts to learn more about the father who left her and her mother when she was very young. They had to deal with the repercussions of her father’s actions. After her mother’s death, she decides to go into the antiquing business. When things don’t go in the direction that Mina expects she starts to get angry and frustrated.

Lincoln is a cop who comes to town to investigate burglaries that are occurring. When Mina is considered a suspect she gets very angry. As the investigation moves on secrets get revealed that causes Mina to rethink things.

There is so much more to this great read, I don’t want to give anything away. Mina was a great tough as nails character. Linc was a straightforward cop with some demons of his own, but I loved him. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. We get suspense, romance and so much more. The twists and turns really added a great element to the story. Rowena Holloway continues to draw me in with her writing and I can’t wait to read more from her.

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Michelle Austin

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Dilemma was a great 5 star read and book four in the Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter.

Melissa meets Skull one night when she is out with her co-workers. Skull was determined to be with Melissa, he finally got her to go out with him and they had such a great thing going. That is until one night things took a big twist, Skull disappeared and nobody can find him, they come to the conclusion that he must be dead.

In the meantime Melissa is mourning the loss of Skull and another brother steps up to help her. Pyro has liked Melissa since the first day he met her. The more time he spends with her the more he feels for her, but because she belongs to another brother he keeps his hands to himself. Can he continue to keep his hands to himself?

There are some huge twists and turns that really threw me off. I was in shock. With the twist things get turned upside down and throw a heck of a wrench into things. Melissa has some body issues and was surprised when she got the attention she did, overall she is a beautiful woman inside and out. My emotions were all over the place for her, I had some teary eyed moments. I loved Pyro and had my fingers crossed for him. The secondary characters added a great element to the story and were a great support for Melissa as well. The author has done a great job with this story and I can’t wait to read more from her. 1-click and get started today on this great series.

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Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 2) by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. Thorn – Review by Michelle Austin

Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two (Elemental Fae Academy #2)Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two was a great 5 star read and book two in the Elemental Fae Academy series. These two authors together are amazing, you get drawn in right from the beginning and don’t want to stop.

We start right where book one left off. With Exos missing, Claire continues with her training with his brother and learning more about the fae world. We get to learn more about Claire’s mates (5 hot as heck men), they each have their own characteristics and talents. I have my favorites but they all hold a little piece of my heart. They are dedicated to Claire and will protect her with all they have.

Will Claire be able to find Exos and defeat the evil?

There is so much going on, action, mystery, romance and so much more. We get six POV’s but it was fairly easy to follow, it was great seeing how everyone was thinking. We get some steamy moments and unexpected twist and turns. Be prepared for a shocking ending that will leave you wanting more, fingers crossed book three comes out fairly quick. I look forward to the final book in this trilogy. 1-click and get started today you will love it.

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Michelle Austin

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ailey of Skye was a great 5 star read.

Aileen is traveling to Scotland, her grandmother left her money and her house. Aileen is looking to get away for awhile and possibly sell the house. Although, when she shows up at the house she is surprised to see a man already living there. When she finds out who the man is she is shocked, and that’s not the only shocking news that she will get.

Aileen is a recovering addict and has had a not so great experience in life. As she learns more about her family, she is going through many different emotions. As the story moves forward we find out that danger lurks in the shadows. Why did her father make the choices he did?

Can Aileen get past the demons and dangers and finally get the life she truly deserves?
Can her family keep her safe?

There is so much more to this read. All of the characters were great. My emotions were all over the place, I had some teary eyed moments. There are some scenes that could be sensitive for some. Wendy does a great job with her writing and you can’t wait to see what’s coming next. The Scottish language in the book made me think of The Outlander. I look forward to reading more from this author. 1-click and get started today.

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Protecting His Heart: a Lawson Family Novel (Lawson Family Series Book 2) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Michelle Austin

Protecting His Heart (Lawson Family, #2)Protecting His Heart by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Protecting His Heart was a great 5 star read and book two in the Lawson Family series.
Once I started I didn’t want to put it down.

Ian is Jamie’s best friend (Book 1) and a very dedicated police officer. It’s been three years since he has returned to his hometown. Ian has some things in his past that he can’t quite get over.

Rachel has dreams like every woman, to be married and have children. Something has happened that is causing her to feel that her dream will never come true. When she meets Ian things start to change.

Ian is catching on to Rachel and knows something is off. As they get closer, feelings start to develop. What will happen if Rachel’s secret comes out? Can she have what she has always desired with Ian or will the past get in the way?

Overall I really enjoyed this book, there were several unexpected twists and turns. My emotions were all over the place. I will warn there is some sensitive content It can be read as a stand alone, although I highly recommend reading from the beginning. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. I loved seeing some of the characters from the first book. The author pulls you right in with her writing, you feel like your right there in the story with them. 1-click and get started today on this great series.

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Michelle Austin

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead was a thrilling 5 star read and book four in the Jake Wolfe series.

You get pulled in right from the beginning when Jake and his dog Cody are floating in the ocean with sharks circling. Cody is an adopted war dog who is now a service animal for Jake.

Jake is taking a vacation with his girlfriend Sarah and his dog Cody. Jake was a marine, he is now a lawyer who is also part of a secret group. He is very well trained and dangerous man right along with Cody his dog. When Sarah has a woman approach demanding a package, Jake and Sarah are determined to find out what this package is.

Will they find the package before it gets in the wrong hands?

We get lots of action, mystery, murder and so much more. You will be on the edge of your seat waiting to see what is coming next. Overall I really enjoyed this read, all of the books in the series can be read as stand alones. I look forward to reading more from this author and series. 1-click and get started today.

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Friend (What Happens on Campus Series Book 3) by M L Sparrow – Review by Michelle Austin

FriendFriend by M.L. Sparrow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Friend was a good 4 star read and book three in the What Happens on Campus series.
This is Terri and Jet’s story.

We start with Terri having a traumatizing event that gives her PTSD. It’s been a couple of weeks and she is still struggling with going out in public and her self esteem.

Jet is Terri’s best friend and knows that she has been through alot and he doesn’t want to push her. He wants to show her that he’s there for her when she’s ready to talk. When Jet starts to get her out doing things, she starts to feel a little better.

Terri has always had feelings for Jet, and going through what she did has opened up both of their eyes as to what is in front of them. Can they come together and finally have what they both have been ignoring for so long?

This was an emotional read that pulled me right in. We get dual POV which I really enjoyed, I like getting both sides of the story. Overall I really enjoyed this read and I look forward to reading more from this author. 1-click and get started today.

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Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 1) by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. Thorn – Review by Michelle Austin

Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy, #1)Elemental Fae Academy by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Elemental Fae Academy was a great 5 star read and book one in the Elemental Fae Academy series. This is my first read from these authors and I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more from this series. This is a reverse harem and I couldn’t put the book down until I was done.

Claire has been raised by her grandparents, not knowing what she really was. When Claire kisses someone in a bar things change quickly. She finds out that she is really a fae and she now has powers. She finds out who the stranger she kissed is, he is also a fae.

Claire is different than most fae, she finds herself attracted to five different men due to the five elements. The men help Claire get control of her powers. She also has to deal with a mean girl group at the school where she is learning.

There is so much more that goes one. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. I will warn we get a heck of a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. 1-click and get started today on this great series.

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Forbidden (Tales of Passion, Lust & Betrayal Vol. 1) by Autumn Sand – Review by Michelle Austin

ForbiddenForbidden by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forbidden was a hot and steamy 5 star read.

I was excited to read this book. The book starts with us going into club Forbidden, we meet Neria who is our hostess. She takes us through the club to seven doors, behind each door there is a different sexual scenario.

We get some very hot and steamy scenes that include some erotica as well. We also get some unexpected twists that added great elements to each story. Autumn does a great job of pulling you right in, once I started I couldn’t stop reading. This is a quick read that should be read with an open mind. I look forward to reading the next book.

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Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton – Review by Michelle Austin

Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2)Shameless by Sherry A. Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shameless was a good 4 star read and book two in The Orphan Train Saga series. This is an emotional read that will pull you right in. We continue with the story of the Orphan Train with Tobias’s story.

We start with Cindy and her mother finding all the journals and the keys for the boxes. As she and her mother start to read the journals, their relationship starts to change.

We meet Tobias in the first book and we get his story in this one. He has quickly learned how to survive on the streets and ends up joining a gang.When he sees Mileta he is quickly drawn to her and has the need to protect her.

Overall this is a good read and I really enjoyed this story.
This series has introduced me to the Orphan Train and I have done some research to learn more. It was such a sad thing and how these children were treated. I highly suggest you read book one in the series before this one, it will help you connect better with the characters and story. I look forward to reading more from this author and series.

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